As you eat breakfast Thursday morning, consider yourself lucky.
Many Tri-State families may only get one meal at night and food pantries officials say donations tend to slow down after the holidays.
The Quincy Mall is hoping to help fill the need by hosting the Souper Bowl of Caring Canned Food Drive through February 4.
People can drop off canned food items at the Quincy Mall customer service desk during mall hours and for every donation, you will get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift card at the mall.
Quincy Mall marketing intern Cooper Harrison tells WGEM, dropping off canned goods is an easy way to give back to the community.
“Whether or not you believe it somebody, is always out their struggling trying to get a hot meal especially at this cold time of the year, we just hope we can get a lot of cans in here so we can help feed a lot of hungry families,” Harrison said.
All the donations will be go toward Quanada, Horizons Social Services, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Church of St. John and Luther Memorial Church.
“All the food pantries tend to see the same households but at different times during the month, it really takes all of us together to kinda create that safety network,” Quanada Executive Director Megan Duesterhaus said.
To learn more about the Souper Bowl of Caring Campaign visit the Facebook page here.